Mitch Petrus Biography
Mitch Petrus was an American football guard. He was a former University of Arkansas Razorbacks football player. He was an offensive guard for the Razorbacks and played 49 games with 25 starts during his career at the university. He earned All-SEC first-team honors from league coaches and second-team honors by the AP in his senior year, and earned second-team honors from league coaches during the 2007 season.
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at age 32. Officials say he had been working outside at his Arkansas family business during the heat wave the day he died. https://t.co/siwFBhBgHP
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) July 19, 2019
Petrus earned a degree from the UA in December 2009 in agricultural economics, but he was drafted by the New York Giants during the 2010 NFL Draft. He was picked 16th in the fifth round of the draft. He was on the team that beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Mitch Petrus Age
He was born on May 11, 1987, in Carlisle, Arkansas, United States. He died on July 18, 2019. He was 32 years old.
Salary & Net Worth
Mitch Petrus earned a salary of $320,000 and a signing bonus of $191,160 with the New York Giants for the 2010 season. In the 2011 season, he had a salary of $405,000.
We are grieving the loss of Mitch Petrus, a close friend of our family, especially my son Alex. He was all SEC guard for @RazorbackFB and played on @Giants 2011 Super Bowl champion team. ??? https://t.co/6FSjQzJXDh
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 19, 2019
For the 2 seasons with the New York Giants, his total earnings amounted to $916,160.
Mitch Petrus Early Career
Petrus attended Carlisle High School, where he played high school football. He began at the University of Arkansas as a walk-on fullback and was moved to offensive guard only before the 2007 season. He distinguished himself early while playing college football for the University of Arkansas, starting off as a walk-on member of the team.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. He was an outstanding competitor, incredible teammate and a true Hog. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest easy Mitch. pic.twitter.com/pMToZaWmc3
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) July 19, 2019
In the later years of his collegiate career, he was awarded all-Southeastern Conference honors, as an offensive guard in 2007, and again in 2009, when he didn’t allow a single sack, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Mitch Petrus NFL
Petrus was drafted to play for the Giants in 2010 as a fifth-round pick, playing with the team until 2012. While with the team, he took part in their victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Razorback Family has suffered a loss of one of its own with the sudden passing of former @RazorbackFB and NFL player Mitch Petrus. I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to his family, his teammates and all who were blessed to be a part of his life in some way. #RIPMitch pic.twitter.com/5Bm3JZjQRM
— Hunter Yurachek (@HunterYurachek) July 19, 2019
Petrus went on to have short stints with both the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans the following year.
According to ESPN, he appeared in 27 NFL games, Throughout his career.
Mitch Petrus Death
Petrus died on July 18, 2019 due to heat stroke. He was working outside at this family’s shop when he began to feel ill. He came inside and was sent to the hospital. He died at Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock.
We just received tragic news that former Razorback offensive lineman, Mitch Petrus passed away from a heat related illness. He was 32. pic.twitter.com/u4kTqt1YHE
— The Hawg Talk Podcast (@TheHawgTalk) July 19, 2019
The University of Arkansas football program tweeted its condolences. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. He was an outstanding competitor, incredible teammate and a true Hog. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest easy Mitch.”
Mitch Petrus Cause of Death
Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke.
Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital.
He says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop in Lonoke County, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.
Mitch Petrus was an absolute joy to work with. His energy and enthusiam were contagious.
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) July 19, 2019
Petrus death comes as an excessive heatwave has been affecting millions of people in the Midwest and Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.
Following news of his death, the University of Arkansas’ football team shared a touching tribute on social media.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mitch Petrus. He was an outstanding competitor, incredible teammate and a true Hog. He will be greatly missed by many. Rest easy Mitch,” the team wrote.
Mitch Petrus Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).
Mitch Petrus Weight
He weighed 315 lb (143 kg).
Mitch Petrus Twitter
— Hilary Hunt (@Hilary_TV) September 16, 2018
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital
- Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop in Lonoke County
- His cause of death is listed as heat stroke
- Petrus was a University of Arkansas walk-on who earned all-Southeastern Conference honors in 2007 and 2009
- He was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and had a three-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl with New York
- The temperature in Little Rock was a blazing 92degrees on Thursday but had a ‘realfeel’ of a scorching 100 plus degrees